Landscape with Mosque
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Date Created: 19th century
Provenance: Montaignac, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Medium: oil on canvas
Inscriptions: [Signature] Lower right: P. MARILHAT
Geography: Place of Origin: Paris
Exhibitions: The Romantic Circle. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford. 1952., A Baltimorean in Paris: George A. Lucas, 1860-1909. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979.
Dimensions: H: 22 1/16 x W: 18 1/2 in. (56 x 47 cm); Framed H: 32 1/2 x W: 29 in. (82.55 x 73.66 cm)
Credit Line: Acquired by Henry Walters, 1902
Marilhat participated in a scientific expedition to Greece, Syria, Palestine, and Egypt in 1831. He remained in Cairo for two years, until he was forced by ill health to return to Paris. For the remainder of his career, Marilhat, popularly known as "The Egyptian," continued to produce paintings of Near Eastern subjects. Though they were admired for their exotic quality, his paintings, with their precise delineation of forms, remained essentially neoclassical in style.
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Artist: Prosper Marilhat